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The Why of it All

I recently had an experience, that at first left me with a sad and isolated feeling. I then went on to have many internal conversations with myself about the state of art, its roll in society, and society in general. My son lives in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, a hot bed of art galleries…

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Intuitive Painting?

“Painting is special, separate, a matter of meditation and contemplation”.        Ad Reinhardt People love to use terms to suit their needs. I just wish people would stop using the handle “intuitive painting” so loosely.  I know I am treading on dangerous territory with this topic.  But it keeps coming up, so I am going to…

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The Artists Thought Process

“Good composition is like a suspension bridge; each line, adds strength and takes none away…Making lines run into each other is not composition.  There must be motive for the connection.  Get the art of controlling the observer, that is composition.”  Robert Henri The second question I received regarding “Starting a Painting” was regarding famous artists. …

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Starting a Painting

“To prepare one’s work is first to nourish one’s feelings by studies which have a certain analogy with the picture, and it is through this that the choice of elements can be made.  It is these studies which permit the painter to free his unconscious mind.”                                                          Henri Matisse There are many ways to start a…

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